Dr. Chris Holden completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2008, with a specialization in Algebraic Number Theory. He also studies Mathematics Education under Eric Knuth, researching middle and high school students’ understanding and production of mathematical proof. He’s been a member of the GLS group since the spring of 2004. His favorite games are Katamari Damacy and Dance Dance Revolution.
Chris is interested in many educational issues that revolve around games, but has a keen eye for mathematical gameplay and an interest in creating game-based math instruction. He’s been a designer with the Local Games Lab since the spring of 2006, and has had a heavy hand in developing the augmented reality game Hip Hop Tycoon.